If you had to sit for a quiz, and one of the questions was to identify the hazard responsible for the largest number of fatalities at construction sites, I%u2019d wager nearly all of you would correctly identify falls as the #1 killer. Most of my readers, I suspect, could identify "struck by" injuries as the #2 cause of fatalities. Many, however, might be unable to identify the #3 cause of construction deaths, responsible for approximately 140 deaths each year: electrocutions.
One of the most utilized forms in connection with a construction project is the waiver of lien, which operates to both waive a contractor%u2019s right to assert a mechanic%u2019s lien, and to release the contractor's claim for money. These forms come in two "flavors", the partial waiver of lien,
The Governor has signed into law the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act, which amends the New York Labor Law (NYLL) by adding two new sections. Section 1 of the Act requires that employers prepare model safety plans and prohibits discrimination and retaliation against any employees who exercise their rights under the Act. Section 2 requires certain employers to establish joint workplace safety committees with their employees.
Probably because for most of us driving is a daily activity (whether we work in construction or not) those of us who are in construction seldom think of it as a construction task, at least when heavy equipment is not involved. However, while operating heavy equipment safely indeed poses special challenges, passenger vehicles and light trucks also require care if accidents are to be avoided.